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Politics is life

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 26 September 2019



Politics is life
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 231
Posted DateThursday 26 September 2019 13:04 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

Many people see politics in it's Machiavellian, manipulative sense, backstabbing and spreading false rumors, but politics need not be dirty.

Politics in reality is the use of power and influence within an organization to achieve changes that benefit the organization or the employees within it. Politics need not be about "backstabbing" or spreading malicious rumors.

If you are going to work effectively in an organization, then you cannot avoid politics, you have to be political. It is through politics that you get things done.

I talk more about politics is life in my blook on Conversational Leadership.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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